Unarmed fighting

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The protagonist can attack with fists, claws, or by some other method using their bare hands, feet or other limbs or body parts.


Alternate names: Hand-to-hand combat
Name variations: unarmed combat

* Melee weapons
* Defenseless - in case you're unarmed, but can't fight back.
Including cases where the player wears gauntlets, brass knuckles, or similar devices that (supposedly) make such attacks more devastating.

Without this tag, it is fairly simple to assume player is defenseless unless they attain some type of a weapon, which they may always have anyway.

Does NOT include jumping on people's heads (head jumping).
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The first Unarmed fighting video game was released in 1979.

Sega, Capcom and Activision published most of these games.

Parent group

Mêlée combat

Child group

Striking martial arts


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